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Design Crush and Fresh Color for Spring

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"Living without color is like living without love."
Kelly Wearstler

 I am a long time fan of designer Kelly Wearstler.  Her bold, bright, graphic designs shout 'wow' and have elevated Kelly to a design stand out in her field. Her use of light, shadow, texture, color and whimsy is brilliant.  Rather than asking 'why?' Kelly Wearstler design seems to ask 'why not?'.
These images are inspiring me to add some bold color to my living spaces  at home. 

On our recent trip to Santa Monica we visited the Viceroy Hotel with interior designs
 by Kelly Wearstler here. I loved seeing her bold, whimsical, iconic designs in person.
This bold pop of  yellow emboldens the library at the Viceroy Santa Monica.

A wall of mirrors embellished with charcoal and lime.
 You may remember this collage I put together from photos on the patio. 

Even the bathroom at the Viceroy is a bold play of color and pattern. 

I've picked up a few tips from studying Kelly Wearstler designs. 

 Unusual color combinations add visual interest.

House Beautiful via
A touch of whimsy eases the formality of classic furnishings
like these 'very supportive' hand chairs.

Textural elements are strong in neutral palettes. 

The shadow play of large, architectural objects becomes essential to the scheme.

Unexpected elements create a sense of curiosity. 

A touch of gold and shine adds warmth to the space.
Global chic and an eclectic mix of materials is a signature of Kelly Wearstler style.

This is a fun peek into Cameron Diaz's glamorous townhouse in Manhattan designed
by Kelly Wearstler and photographed for Elle Decor here.

Kelly Wearstler is now producing home accessories, jewelry and fashion.


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